Last week, University of Maryland Delta Gamma president Rebecca Martinson wrote the email to end all emails. Martinson wrote her fellow sorority girls to vent her frustration over their behavior at recent mixers. Okay, that’s the very polite way to say that she b*tched them out. The email immediately went viral and Martinson became a hero for mean girls and people who’ve ever had to deal with them everywhere. It also spawned a long line of parodies, including readings by Michael Shannon, Joe Pesci, and even a stop-motion Barbie performance on the YouTube show the “Most Popular Girls in School.” I would absolutely love to post the Shannon video on the site, but because it includes more swear words than even the drunkest sailor could come up with, I’m trusting that you’ll only click this link if you’re of age to hear such talk. If not, use headphones and don’t tell your parents.
Why am I just now dedicating a post to Rebecca Martinson? On Wednesday, she resigned as president of Delta Gamma, most likely at the behest of the national chapter and her school, which is kind of tragic to me. Is Martinson a crazy control freak with a penchant for four-letter words? Yes. Was the email humiliating for her fellow sorority gals? Definitely. But hey, at least she cared. Delta Gamma called her actions “regrettable,” and said that “all reasonable people can agree this is an email that should never have been sent by its author. Period.”
Whatever, I thought it was hilarious. Someone give that girl a book deal or a TV show. As a connoisseur of terrible reality television, I would watch it in a heartbeat.
And now, some notes from a truly slow day in Kentucky sports:
— Wiggins Watch: zzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzz…nothing.
— Thursday night was the beginning of the NFL Draft and because they’ve managed to space it out over three days (way to milk it, ESPN), only the first round was shown. Needless to say, Larry Warford and Matt Smith were not selected, and will hope to hear their fates on Friday or Saturday. Warford is projected to go anywhere from the second to fourth rounds, while Smith is hoping to sneak in at the end. The good news for Warford: A LOT of offensive linemen went in the first round, which means he is now the best offensive guard left in the draft. The chances he’ll get picked in the second round just got much, much better. But please, Larry…watch Friday’s rounds with your family. Your grandma deserves a chance to hug her NFL playing grandson during that special moment. The video games can wait.
— 2014 DT Matt Elam picked up an offer from Indiana on Thursday, putting his current list of offers at Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. Tennessee and Florida have also shown interest in the Elizabethrown giant, but so far haven’t offered a scholarship. I want Elam in blue not only because he’s a powerhouse on defense, but because he’s such a good interview. Also, blue is very slimming.
— In other 2014 football recruiting news, Mike Edwards tweeted a picture of all the mail he’s received from UK on Thursday night:
Edwards was ready to commit to the Cats last week, but delayed his decision at the request of his coach and parents. He says he’ll announce sometime this summer.
— For what it’s worth, 2014 defensive end Denzel Ware tweeted that he was still considering the Cats on Thursday, along with Florida, Alabama, Troy and Florida State. Ware decommitted from UK earlier this month and is said to be a heavy Florida lean, so it’s not really worth a lot if you ask me.
— You know it’s the offseason when John Calipari starts shilling training products on his website. Calipari is selling nearly 40 videos of practice sessions detailing the various skilles and teaching points on shooting, defense, the Dribble Drive Motion Offense and more. The tapes range from two minutes to 20-plus minutes, and can be purchased on CoachCal.com. Someone go buy one so we can watch some of the old practices, please.
— Jahlil Okafor, the number one player in the 2014 class, sat down with John Wall recently to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA boys basketball team, to which they were both named. Okafor, who is considering Kentucky along with Duke and several others, asked Wall some questions about his career and got some pretty standard responses, but this one about his best college memory stuck out to me:
That’s a tough one. I’d have to say either Big Blue Madness or the NCAA Tournament. Big Blue Madness was just crazy. You’ve got 24,000 screaming fans and then I had the dance; plus that’s the first time I really got to interact with the fans. The tournament was great too.
Hear that, Jahlil?
— Speaking of the 2014 class, we posted the first version of the 2014 Kentucky Basketball Recruiting Big Board today. You should go check it out.
— Finally, it appears someone is catfishing Eloy Vargas. Vargas posted the picture below on Instagram:
Don’t mess with our Eloy!
We’ll be back in the morning to talk more UK sports and track Andrew Wiggins’ every move. See you then.